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ABC
Jan 21, 2013 9:00am EST
firework >> as he reveals his vision for the country. the perils and promises ahead. and obama's agenda for america. >>> and good morning, america. we're live to you, right now, across the country. "gma" special inauguration coverage. magnificent morning here, for the celebration of our enduring democracy. there's the national mall right there. the crowd's starting to gather. some 800,000 expected today in the shadow of the washington monument and the capitol. there's the view the president will have, from high atop the capitol, right now. everyone, converging on the center of washington. there's the president and his family, just after 8:30 this morning. going to church services, st. john's episcopal church, across from the white house. reverend luis leon, the rector right there. four years ago, the president began his inauguration day there, as well. also today, martin luther king day, a dual celebration. we're noting that, as well. the martin luther king memorial. the president will have his hand on the bible of martin luther king and abraham lincoln, as he re-enacts the oath
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
the country. >> like every president since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to man for the rise to the capital. a star-studded affair. where else do you see paul ryan mingling with jay-z and beyonce who belted out the national anthem. >> the ceremony was over there was a stream of pomp and circumstance waiting. >> from signing papers to officially nominate the new cabinet to lunch with congressional leaders. then, of course, the parade. the first family could make the way back to the white house in that grand bulletproof review stand. yet all of that could wait because leaving the west front of the capitol, the president went off script to take in the vista of the national mall. mr. obama seemed to be taking in the moment. overheard saying he would never quite see this view again. as the president is set to sell the agenda in the "state of the union" next month, it is worth noting that gallop is out -- gallup is out with approval rating for the third term and the t
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
versus shark you don't want to miss. >>> plus, how has president obama impacted the country during his first four years in office? we'll reveal surprising statistics. it's all next on "first look." ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. my ex-girlfriend... 7th grade math teacher. who is this? that's pete. my... [ dennis' voice ] allstate agent. a "starving artist" has an allstate agent? he got me... [ dennis' voice ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance and you still get an agent. [ normal voice ] i call it... [ dennis' voice ] the protector. is that what you call it? the protector! okay. ♪ the allstate value plan. are you in good hands? >>> good morning. welcome back n new mexico, authorities say a 15-year-old boy is facing murder and other charges after a fatal shooting over the weekend. five people were killed, the
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
something he put at the front of his presidency. >> president obama has tried to unify the country on the issue of race. he understands that we have not overcome, in terms of race. that dr. king's dream is very much alive. we haven't fulfilled this dream. this is a very historic year. the 50th anniversary of the march on washington for jobs and freedom. this is also an anniversary of megaer evens. and his wife, myrlie evers-williams will speak. >> and he is free to speak out on the second term. >> why not? these are american issues we are talking about. we talk about jobs and the economy. if dr. king were alive today, he would press president obama to end the inequality in our country to address poverty. those are universal now because poverty is a white issue, as well as a black and hispanic issue, as well. >> cokie pointed out. this is when we try to set aside our political differences. that's some of the unfinished business of president obama's first term. >> the main part of the unfinished business of his first term had to do with the divisions in this country. he said he was g
SFGTV2
Jan 18, 2013 6:30pm PST
than one election cycle to bring about fundamental change in this country. it will take wind at the back of the president and political system to bring about change. president obama -- this is not a political time when roosevelt lived in. the labor movements are not as strong. today there was a story about the tea party move -- losing its mojo. we're seeing overreach that has led people to this tipping point moment where millions of people have said enough. the obscene inequality in this country colliding with downward mobility that people feel in their gut, they see it among their family and friends. that has led to this moment where there is the possibility of space. organizers can move into it. we could see some real change. it will not come about through just one leader. >> it helps to have a leader who is effective. >> in traveling with the book, i am reminded about what candidate obamas said when he said i am a were shocked -- rorshack. people bring to him their views of the country, their anger and pain. feel he has done what he could in a system where you have a republican p
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am EST
>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you. >> i can hear you. >> a time for change has come! chris: obama at the threshold. account president combine grand prospects for glory with today's hard realities? can he offer a vision of a greater future and a practical way to confront debt in spending? can he address goals of historic consequence like immigration, while dealing with the grim money matters that routinely divide the country? the roosevelt way. could barack obama, even if he confronts a hostile opposition, still pursue a historic legacy, like f.d.r. in world war ii? could he hold a fighting action on one front to push for spending cuts while battling for gun safety and immigration reform on a second front? finally, picture-perfect. there are beautiful american families, a and no one treasures them more than the man in the white house. in the same week the president spoke parmelee about the time he spends with his daughters, reaction to that hateful n.r.a. ad may have shown how warmly the country has adopted them. chris: i'm chris mat
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
for the country. this san opportunity for president obama to reach across the divide, the campaign is over. is it? that is one of the big tests we're gonna see, does he still talk about rich versus poor? does he still divide the country? does he talk about well, social justice is still the big issue, not growth for everyone. is it one america against the other? >> let's talk more about that, because if we asked people what kind of president will president obama be in his second term? and this is what they said irk 20% said obama will be outstanding, 34% said above average. 12% said below average and 29% said poor. so what can the president do to boost those approval? >> that is still 54% of the american people. he won with 53% of the vote. many republicans wanted him to be a one-term president but now that he has a second term, i think it's time to put aside just the -- that we see in politics today and focus on the big issues. the president reaching out. he will continue to reach out. but the republicans also will have to meet him halfway. a reason why we have the big stretch of the
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
walks of life, from all corners of the country, are going to be watching president obama take the oath of office for the second time tomorrow. and student president of clark atlanta university, tyler joshua green, remember that name, tyler joshua green, he will be one of them and he joins me now from atlanta, where he and 50 other students will get on a bus this evening to ride to washington. tyler, welcome. this is a huge moment in history. are you and your friends excited about being able to witness it? >> we are absolutely excited, ready to get on the bus and head down to see history in the making. >> yeah. did you vote last year and is this your first inauguration? >> this is my first time voting, my first inauguration and it's a wonderful opportunity to vote for someone that otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to. so, we are, in essence, making history in our own right. >> president obama became the first african-american president. what has that meant to you? >> i think that it's, first and foremost, a monument to us occasion, for the fact all the historical figures and
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
president bush. it has not been healed by president barack obama. you run the country with the climate you have not what you want. >> he should be ruthless? >> i think he has to pursue his agenda the way president lincoln did, with -- yes, with relentless commitment but, of course, he'll say -- presidents have to be unifying figures, but i think the central political miscalculation was he actually thought his mere presence would -- >> when the president is talking about unity and working together tomorrow paul begala is going to be saying yadda, yadda, yadda in his head. do you agree? >> well, i think the more eloquent way to say this, is i think he needs to say that he wants unity. but not unity at all costs, there's something more important than people just getting together in this town. there are people hurting in towns across america. he has to show the willingness to work with anybody, but also the willingness to work against anybody who stops him from doing a good job as president of the united states. >> southbouisn't that what repu who say compromise is a dirty word -- and you
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 4:00am PST
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CNN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
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NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
world are focused on him, today president obama sought to fix the country's collective gaze on martin luther king jr.'s legacy on this national day of service, sprucing up a washington elementary school with the first family, while the vice president and his family helped load goodies bound for fighting service members, veterans and first responders. >> i'm always reminded that he said, everybody wants to be first, everybody wants to be a drum major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum major for justice, be a drum major for looking out for other people. >> we want to help the unfortunate families. >> reporter: across the country, they did just that, lending helping hands in orlando, where volunteers built a garden. new york city at a habitat for humanity event and chicago, writing letters and making care packages for troops overseas. >> let's remember what they've done for us. >> reporter: in 2011, 64.3 million americans, more than one in four adults a five-year high, volunteered their time, some 7.9 billion hours combined with an estimated v
Comedy Central
Jan 15, 2013 1:00am PST
waiting to take this country back and restore the traditional america this black obama has worked so hard to destroy. >> jon: wow. exactly jon: i got so say, white obama has been playing a long game >> jon, you know, white obama has always been there making the occasional appearance. on vacation. on weekends. i mean, you're not going to catch a brother wearing those jeans and a bike helmet on a ten speed with cross trainers on. >> jon: that white obama is pretty white. >> the whitest. jon: so if white obama is 50% and black obama is 50%... >> well he's not quite like that, okay. according to the white obama, black obama is only 47% of total obama. >> jon: what? yeah. he says that 47% feels it's entitled to something from the government. >> jon: what's the other 3%? white obama is pretty sure it's latino. >> jon: what? how did that happen? >> white obama doesn't know. if we don't put a stop to it, the president will be almost all latino by 2020. >> jon: oh, my god. so white obama is in charge now? >> yep. he's going to return this country to the greatness of the founders. with a cabin
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00am EST
between the u.s. and many east asia countries. and obama officials talk about that as a big project of the second term. >> well, that is the perfect segue to my next guess. christiane amanpour, i don't think there's anyone better to talk about that. >>> from ending the war in afghanistan to the never-ending crisis in the middle east, then dealing with china and north korea, foreign policy will dick kate much of president obama's second term. joining me now, christiane amanpour. welcome back christiane. >> i'm great, great. nice to be with you. >> here's my gut feeling, either confirm or deny this. i think president obama's foreign aspirations are pretty minimal. i think his instincts are i need to focus on domestic issues in my second term and theless frankly i can get our boots dirty on the ground around the world, the better. >> i agree with you. he said it himself. in an interview, he was asked his priorities for the second term. he listed five. none of them were foreign policy, but as you know, and as the president knows obviously in and any administration knows. >> es not your pri
Comedy Central
Jan 14, 2013 7:25pm PST
help out of east. >> it's armageddon. >> your religion will come under al tackth if obama is reelected, this country is over! [ laughter ] >> jon: i'm not sure what happened. i thought -- i -- i blacked out in the middle of that and woke up with an ak -- whatever this is. i'm sure i'll get letters about what this really is. which is plastic is what it really is. [ laughter ] it brings us back to the more direct issue of guns. >> gun control doesn't work. >> jon: or not. [ laughter ] i keep forgetting what else? >> we have a mental health system in this country completely and totally collapsed. >> jon: okay, okay. again, 100%. thank you, wayne lapeeer far bringing this up. the mentally ill live on the streets and are in prison. it's up to us to help them find proactive care. this is what we have to address. >> we have no national database of these lunatics. >> jon: or that. or that. [ laughter ] i was going to say compassionate total care of mental illness or lunatic database. although isn't that what the internet is? isn't that a national database. what would be the criteria
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
curbing gun violence in this country. today, the path for change was paved. president obama announced proposals for sweeping reforms to gun laws in this country in the wake of the horror at sandy hook elementary, it's gut check time for america. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. this is how we will be judged. >> horrible gun violence is not isolated to one cold december day in connecticut. every day wasted leads to more lost lives. >> keeping our children safe. precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us at sandy hook elementary. more than 900 of our fellow americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun. 900 in the past month. and every day we wait, that number will keep going. >> over the past month, vice president joe biden and his task force is met with 229 groups from around the country. biden's task force provided a roadmap for the long drive ahead. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
provides the leadership here. president obama's network, across this country, grassroots individuals are much more powerful than the individual lobby. we need to pass common sense legislation to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and those who shouldn't be carrying a gun. so that's the common sense nature of this. it's not about infringing upon the second amendment. it's about making sure that gun owners are responsible gun owners and we're not giving guns to criminals. the second amendment doesn't apply to regulations on other types of weapons, like weapons of war, assault weapons. so the argument is not going to stand up. we have to make sure the american people know what the argument is. that we need to keep our kids safe. we need to keep our guns out of the hands of criminals. >> what about the president now? i know he was all out and got after it big time. and now he says he's going to give this everything he's got. what does that mean to you? i mean, is he going to go out on the road? is he going to really take the case to the american people really going after
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
our country again. >> obama faces nomination fights, a divided congress and there is this. >> the president will either rise or fall above the economy. >> obama is off to a head start with current approval rating higher than first-term average, but he faces fightsory gun control and immigration reform. >> this is when presidents get tested. unexpected things happen and they have to react almost in real time on the spot. this is when we get to see the true character of a president. >> in the dedication of a nation. >> reporter: just 16 presidents have been elected to a second term, including some of the great ones. obama, the 17th, will now get his shot at greatness or not. >> and one of the highlights of the presidential inauguration are these huge star-studded parties. we'll take you inside the exclusive events after this quick break and it looks like the party has already started behind me. we'll be right back. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
morning. thank you for taking my call. i wanted to ask the country to pray for our president obama -- i am a republican, and i voted republican this year. that was to my commitment to the republican party. i am very disappointed with my party. i do not like the direction they are taking. to be honest with you, i do not like the fact that they are not cooperating in the house or any other place with democrats or with president obama. i would ask the president if he would open upper a new investigation on the 9/11 attacks on this country. i am unsatisfied with the commission report that was put out. host: that was james in brandon, florida. you can see on the capital, five large flags hanging down. the explanation of the five different flags they had hanging down -- this is a congressional report. framed against the black -- the backdrop -- the backdrop of red, white and blue -- we have at ross flag with starch -- stars are arranged in the circle. the next two flags are the flags the u.s. adopted when the president elect's home state became part of the u.s. the middle flag represents the 50
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
the first inaugural four years ago for the obama presidency and family. my country tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every mountain site ♪ let freedom, freedom, freedom ring ♪ ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring
Comedy Central
Jan 15, 2013 10:15am PST
. so white obama is in charge now? >> yep. he's going to return this country to the greatness of the founders. with a cabinet of white guys. >> jon: all right. it's going to be great. jon: it's going to be great. i know. i hear you. >> get it out. jon: knock it right now. thank you very much. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: welcome back. investigative journalism. whatever happened to that? john oliver investigates in his new investigation, investigating investigative journalism >> reporter: in the post 9/11 world i vitally important that americans are educated about what's happening overseas. that's what makes reporters like cnn's indispensable. a navy seal reservist has tracked pirates off the coast of indonesia, crawled through drug tunnels in mexico and journeyed to wherever the [bleep] this is >> if you want to know what's going on in the world, you actually have to get out into the world. you can't do it from behind a desk. >> reporter: what have you got coming up next? >> west africa. you have an entire government that's effectively being run by drug cartels from south america
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 12:00am PST
bills we racked up. >> the country will be in a dire situation. president obama knows this. he proved it before, and he is not going to play games with economic stability. >> so we have to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here, they can act responsibly and pay america's bills. or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for crashing the american economy. the financial well being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they had better choose quickly, because time is running short. >> the president, simple and direct, everybody on the same page now? naturally the republican leaders decided to confuse and distract one more time. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell decided to link the debt to spending, saying the president and his allies need to get serious about spending, the debate is the perfect time for it. house speaker john boehner also ignored the obligation to pay the billin
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
president obama to reign in gun violence in this country. david kerley is at the white house tonight. >>r. >> reporter: after a shot gun is accidental fired and three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two more injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere. >> hey, we finally made it in! >> reporter: calling it guns across america, supporters turned out opposing the president's plan. >> reporter: gun control was not on the president's second 46 term agenda until what he called, the worst day of his presidency when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentioned this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some of his proposals. gun show background checks an owner database, banning high capacity magazine clips. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans -- >> report
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 4:30am PST
problems and mike is watching the temperatures. both have reports coming up. >> across the country, president obama's proposed bans on new assault weapons and high capacity clips struck a nerve among those who make the laws and those who enforce. lawmakers in texas, wyoming, and tennessee have rushed to introduce legislation to preempt the president's proposal. the sheriffs in oregon and kentucky are refusing to enforce any new gun control laws. legal experts say their power to defy federal law are limited and the rhetoric is simply political posturing. >> a bay area lawmaker is taking action after the suicide of an internet activist facing federal computer hacking charges after honor schwarz was found hanging on friday. he was being prosecuted for using the m.i.t. computers to access scholarly articles. he was was disstraight over the charges. the law named in memory of him limits the broad scope of the existing law. >> yes, it is another "spare the air" day. there could be haze. >> avoid burning wood. mike? >> it is very cold again. good morning, everyone. it is cold everywhere c
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 12:00am PST
evening. america has great expectations for president obama and at the same time the country is divided on issues important to everyone. what will his agenda look like in the next four years? tonight we're going to find out with top advisers and experts. let's get started. joining me now is massachusetts's governor, president obama's campaign co-chairman. welcome. how are you governor? >> good evening, piers. i'm well. how are you? >> i'm very well. this is the first i've covered since being to cnn and there's a palpable, i think, anticipation in the air about what kind of barack obama we're going to see now that perhaps the shackles are off in the sense that he doesn't have to worry about being re-elected. he's got four years left and it's an opportunity for him to really go for it. >> well, i think we're going to see a president with a new level and a new kind of resolve as we did through the campaign. i think we're going to see some of the things we heard about already in terms of immigration reform and new moves around gun safety. i think we'll see some progress on the peacekeeping
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am EST
everybody to know and want president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid tt shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible me
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
of the first times when the country had a chance to register their opposition to obama. >> tuesday's election was a game changer... >> and boy, did they. >> repudiation of the president and his policies... >> and that, i think, came as a surprise to this person who thought that people pretty much loved him. >> the gop gaining at least 58 seats. >> i can tell you that, you know, some election nights are more fun than others. some are exhilarating; some are humbling. >> narrator: many of those democrats who had taken the "hard vote" to support obama's health care bill had lost. >> team boehner and team obama dig in their heels... >> narrator: now the house belonged to the opposition. >> a president trying to figure out what he does with this... >> president obama acknowledged that he'd taken a shellacking... >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> narrator: speaker john boehner had 87 new republican lawmakers, many of them deeply conservative. >> these were not people who spent 25 years in poli
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
. changing gun laws in this country. in his weekly radio address, president obama urging people to call their lawmakers. >> ask your member of congress if they support universal background checks and renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and if the answer is no, ask them why not. ask them why an a grade from the gun lobby is more important than keeping things safe in a classroom. >> nbc's kristen welker is outside the white house for us. on the very last day of his first term we saw him out earlier working at that school for the national day of service. besides that, how is he preparing for the big day tomorrow and the bigger day, perhaps, on monday. >> reporter: craig, i can tell you that he's behind the scenes working hard on the big address that he will deliver on monday. in fact, a senior administration official tells me he has a strong working draft that you would expect just a few days out from delivering such a large speech, and i am told he's putting the finishing touches on that with his speech team here at the white house. don't expect a
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am EST
listen to? country. >> reporter: president obama's upcoming celebration will spotlight country along with rock, r & b and pop. this year's lineup includes brad paisley, fun, stevie wonder and katy perry. ♪ you're a firework >> reporter: an inclusive lineup that reflect the loaders has a diverse taste in music. >> it almost looks more like they book it had by looking at the ipod of barack and michelle and looking at the ipod of their daughters. >> reporter: nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. email marketing from
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 8:00am EST
below president obama. and i think there's a sense in the country, jeffrey's point, that he is -- that he is a serious enough man, he has this warmth but also serious, so that something might happen to president obama, god forbid, that the country would be comfortable with having him as the commander in chief and as the president. >> yeah. you have no doubt that he is looking ahead to 2016? >> no. >> david, do you? >> no. no. >> jeffrey, do you? >> he is 70 years old. that's big factor. yes, he is looking ahead but i'm not sure the country would be ready for someone in their eighth decade running for the first time for president. >> hillary clinton would not be that much younger. >> an issue for her, too. less of an issue. >> i think it is helpful for the president to have the hints that he might run again because you the president is going to soon enough run into the question of being a lame duck. if people are looking at joe biden as potentially a successor, it, in effect, keeps his strength going longer than it might. >> keeps energy in the administration, absolutely. and i
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 12:30pm PST
senate democrats? or the white house? >> the house republicans and barack obama profoundly disagree on the direction of the country. they disagree on moral, cultural, fiscal and social issues. that's-- >> i don't want a divided answer. i want who is the bigger or biggest culprit? >> well, obama proposes and they reject. >> he can't bear to say it's the republicans' fault. the tea party republicans are obviously the fault in the house. and the senate republicans bear the brunt of abusing the filibuster, the point where they've used it 385 times while reid has been the leader. it was used once when lyndon johnson was the speaker and that was the great civil rights battle. it's a total misuse and abuse of power. >> harry reid should not get a free pass. he has prevented republicans from ever offering amendments on a lot of these important votes. his management of the senate is imperious and when republicans have allowed things to move to a vote, not filibuster them, he still prohibited republican amendments so he bears at least half the blame for what's going on in the senate. >> this is
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 4:30pm PST
addresses the country and he will try to project his will that would block his legacy. opposition to barack obama in some quarters is searing. hear how sean hannity greeted the obama victory in november -- >> america wanted barack obama for four more years, and now we have him. by the way, good luck with that. chris: that was a bit sarcastic. today as the president take the oath, the new nbc wall street poll traces a geographic divide. 60% of americans who live in cities say they like the president personally, and like his policies. in the suburbs 43% like him and his policies. but in rural areas it's just 27%. and that's what you see playing out in congress. also inside the poll 6-10 strong republicans dislike the president personally as well as his policies. joe, there's a deep groove of resistance out there, and i guess the question is, how does the first term look, when you look back on it, compared to how it's looking? >> he's going to drive them completely crazy, those 60% of hrps in this term. and the reason for it is that there's an enormous story that we're missing, and t
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
when this kind of garbage comes up? president obama is doing what the country wants him to do. this is where the people are. the election results haven't changed. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. tonight's question, will threats from the far right derail the president's sensible gun reforms? text a for yes. text b for now to 622639. you can always go to our blog at ed.msnbc.com. we'll bring results later on in the show. i'm joined tonight by bob shrum, contributor to interest daily beast. also david corn, msnbc analyst and d.c. bureau chief for mother jones. good evening. >> good evening. >> we are covering the crazy tonight. is that okay with you guys? >> you're covering them pretty well. >> well, i don't want to get in the way of any crazy talk that you might have to add to this conversation. what do you say to these people? >> well, you just made a good point that broadcasters and talkers have to sort of do what they can and make this debate a reasonable one. i'm still waiting for anybody right of center. political leader, a thought leader, a columnist, maybe
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
fantastic, the atmosphere is fantastic. >> we are a country of strong people and good people. obama has the ability to bring the best in all of us. >> i think we should still celebrate. >> the first inauguration of america's first black president was extraordinary. four years ago nearly 2 million people braved the cold and squeezed into the mall. there will be fewer today. here on the steps of the capital president obama will address the crowd. a timeless ceremony with contemporary touches. the national anthem will be sung by beyonce. this year's prime for a party and several hundred thousand people from across the united states have traveled here to be a part of it. the inauguration is a celebration of american democracy. a moment for their president to inspire, unite, and speak to his foes and fans. >> president obama leads a politically divided nation. the issues that he will tackle are contentious. today will be an extravagant party, but tough battles lie ahead. >> let's go to my colleague, who is in among the crowd, where hundreds of thousands of gathered to listen to the presi
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Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
. martin o'malley says he strongly supports president barack obama's efforts to curb gun violence across the country, but while they wait for a national solution, he would like to put some things into place here in maryland. gun safety, mental health, and school safety. when it comes to gun safety, he said he would lead to reinstate the ban on military assault weapons. he would also like to limit the size of magazines. the third part is introduce common sense licensing for firearms in the state of maryland. when it comes to mental health, he wants to and give more money to improve mental health services including the creation of a new hot line and a center for early intervention. he also talked a lot about school safety. he said it would like the general assembly to give $25 million to school safety. he would also like to create the maryland center for school safety. >> we can save lives and every life is precious. >> governor o'malley says all of this should be the top legislative priority for this legislative session. to did any of this past, it will take a lot of money and a lo
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Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
impact that dr. king had on our country. i think that it's a huge tribute that president obama chose to pick dr. king's holiday for his swearing in. >> your father, of course, marched with dr. king in selma in 1965, and he was one of the close advisers. what remains to be accomplished with regards to the fight for civil rights in this country? >> you know, i think that more than just civil rights as it relates to, i mean, the voting rights act was a huge part of what my father and dr. king stood for and fought for and today, we still rank 136th out of 172 democratic nations. and so, we have to work to get all people to the polls, of all races and genders, to make sure that we are exercising our right as americans to vote. i think that when we walked to that ballot box, we create change. >> row tyou are the ceo of a ch called give locally.net. it is a web effort, and it is web philanthropy if you will, and do you see this as a 21st version of the civil rights? >> yes, absolutely. we all have to do our part to make a difference in the world. and give locally.net is a tech model we star
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
country president obama will be officially sworn in the blue room. it must happen on the 20th of january. but all of the formal pomp and circumstance will be in front of the capitol on monday. during the first inaugural two million people attended the event. it is expected that the crowds will be smaller with 700,000 braving the chilly temperatures in the nation's capt cament . the president has seen a lot of excitement with this day dubbed the national day of service and the president helped to paint a mural in a local elementary school and joining us now is a former obama white house spokesman . welcome, great to have you here. thank you for having me. >> what about the day of service and why is it important to tie it to his in- inauguration. >> we are kicking off with a national day of service. this is a tradition that the president would like future presidents to carry on. repairing schools and making care package for the service members and we are seeing a great turn out on the national mall it is an appropriate start to the inaugural celebration. >> there is a more subdued tone to
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll said that the country is headed in the right direction as president obama's new portrait is released is had approval is at 52% and likeability is at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today, there's more conflict. ponding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. he this raised the borrowing limit, but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget of deep spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they do not do their fundamental right and passes a budget. >> it's been a long time since we have seen a positive to dee fine a second term. >> the bush second term was plagued by iraq and scandal. amid the preparations for celebration, the new obama term starts with a buth confrontation. >> white house is trying to put a bright spin on it saying that the republicans have backe
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
beds in 2008, looked up and see obama and say the hope is back. there's something, we're in a country, the other thing, you know for sure, there will be a first latino president or a latina president. there will be a first gay president. a first lesbian. we're going to keep making this history. i don't want us to get used to it. i want the goose bumps every time. >> what struck me about watching that and there have been a lot of pieces on this over the last week or so, is how comfortable the president seems. you know, four years ago, he hadn't be spent a lot of time in washington. he was, you know, effectively a junior senator who became president of the united states, and there was all of this high expectation for him which his aides will tell you that was a problem because they could never live up to the expectations. if you look at barack obama in that picture, it was sort of like, okay, let's do this, let's get to work. i have a lot i need to do. i'm thinking about what i've got to do over the next four years. very realistic. somebody who's established a real working relationship
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Jan 18, 2013 10:00am EST
cannot impose. aren't you failing the country, say the insurgents? the answer, the country chose obama, he gets four years. want to save the republic? win the next election. liz, if charles krauthammer recommending the gop be less intransigent, do you think inside those meetings going on this weekend there will be some message, some form of that message? >> look, i think there's an amazing amount of soul searching going on within the republican party right now. and it's a troubled time for the party because there is no single standard bearer. it's not as if there's one leader who is charting a course and saying, yes, we're going to compromise or no, we're not. and -- and so, you know, the fact remains in the last two national elections presidential elections, the republicans lost. so they've got to figure out a way to listen to those voters who, you know, decide close elections. it's the middle of america. and the middle of america has said repeatedly, get something done. we'll see if the republicans listen. >> and alex, you know, they've brought in a pollster this weekend, they want t
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Jan 13, 2013 10:00am PST
issues of the country are immigration, long-term debt, some of these other structural issues, as obama has said, there's no way to achieve those through the confrontational approach. the confrontational approach he believes is the only one he has. conciliation doesn't work. but it doesn't lead to a consequential second term. chris: hits them hard. go ahead. >> i disagree with that. he thinks he can pick off another -- crack the shell of the republican party, pick off just enough votes to get a lot of his things done. chris: let's go to the question where the fault line is in the republican party. if you're on the other side of the president where he is and you have to con fron him on guns and debt and immigration down the road where is the fault line where you can break off a third of the republican party? >> it's pretty clear that there are republicans who really want to be seen as governing. that's what happened with the fiscal cliff. chris: who are they? >> well people like paul ryan who said i wasn't elected to come here just to stand in the way of everything. there are republicans
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Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
with the grim money matters that routinely divide the country? the roosevelt way. could barack obama, even if he confronts a hostile opposition, still pursue a historic legacy, like f.d.r. in world war ii? could he hold a fighting action on one front to push for spending cuts while battling for gun safety and immigration reform on a second front? finally, picture-perfect. there are beautiful american families, a and no one treasures them more than the man in the white house. in the same week the president spoke parmelee about the time he spends with his daughters, reaction to that hateful
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millions -- it has a role to play in a country rich in the land grant colleges, highways, bridges. i understand the bridge out here is about to be built. i am all for infrastructure. >> obama in a way has to be the luckiest politician. if you look at the republican lineup -- [laughter] it is like michael dukakis in an oversized tank hat. >> the idea that newt gingrich is now at the top of the heap. >> you do not want to be the top because they get shot out. >> it is seems like anybody but romney. >> herman cain is a breath of fresh air. [laughter] >> i am not going to reassess him as he reassesses his campaign. >> herman cain is fabulous. >> newt gingrich -- i am going to get serious on you. newt gingrich is an error lobbyist -- uber lobbyist. barney frank talk about michele bachmann. he also called out newt gingrich and said he held him responsible for the demonization of opponents that has contributed to the atmosphere we live in today. i do think he came into the house. he slashed all of the caucasus and civility. we are seeing this. this is a man who a few days ago talked abou
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Jan 21, 2013 12:00am EST
pretty smart young people. >> dear president obama, i think there should be some changes in the law with guns. it's a free country, but i recommend there needs to be a a... with guns, please don't let people own machine guns. >> can we stop using guns? i think if they are no guns on the street, no one could get hurt. >> stop gun violence, i am very sad about the children who lost their lives in connecticut so i thought i would write to you to stop gun violence. >> i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be in politics my opinion it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should be used in horrible event and others get hurt if they are not. >> sean: is that exploittation? are they using kids at the white house? >> sean, this administration is not serious about cutting violence in this country. let me tell you why. if they were, the last four years, the president's home city of chicago where drug gang cartels have taken over that city. there is incredible violence ever
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Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> today the obama administration did indeed extend them an olive branch. >> it looks like the country's financial giants may have turned a corner. >> narrator: the bankers who left the meeting had already received more than $180 billion from the federal government with almost no conditions. many of the president's liberal supporters were outraged. >> no strings attached? i mean, everybody else-- homeowners, everybody else who's trying to get a loan, everybody on main street, small businesses-- not only are they not able to get loans, but if they get anything, there are huge strings attached. how in good conscience, in good faith, can we not ask the banks, demand from the banks, some conditions upon getting bailed out? that just seemed incredible. >> so if you look at their stock prices, citigroup was at 98 cents just a few weeks ago, it is now up 75%. >> banks are able to borrow money at little or no interest. >> narrator: as the bankers left, inside the white house, the president had already moved on. >> he was told at one point by an adviser, "your legacy is going to be preventing a s
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Jan 19, 2013 8:00am EST
think we need to come together as a country as president obama said and say enough. >> thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you very much. >>> president obama said recently that he likes a good party as much as anyone and he's about to get his chance. after the inauguration ceremonies, washington turns into party town. inaugural parties are paid for with the private donations, and big donors expect some presidential face time and possibly some favors in return. and there's no limit on how much they can give. an investigative reporter sharyl attkisson has more on that. she's at the gramd stands in front of the white house where president obama will be viewing the inaugural parade on monday. sharyl, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. those who will be sitting here in the prime seats with the president of the united states includes big donors who paid a lot of money for those tickets and this time unlike 2009 there's no limit as to how much a individual or even corporation can give. >> taxpayers pay for the swearing in, the security, and the parade.
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Jan 19, 2013 12:00am EST
. >> dear president obama, i think there should be some changes in the law with guns. it's a free country, but i recommend there needs to be a a... with guns, please don't let people own machine guns. >> can we stop using guns? i think if they are no guns on the street, no one could get hurt. >> stop gun violence, i am very sad about the children who lost their lives in connecticut so i thought i would write to you to stop gun violence. >> i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be in politics my opinion it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should be used in horrible event and others get hurt if they are not. >> sean: is that exploittation? are they using kids at the white house? >> sean, this administration is not serious about cutting violence in this country. let me tell you why. if they were, the last four years, the president's home city of chicago where drug gang cartels have taken over that city. there is incredible violence every single night going on
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Jan 20, 2013 7:00pm EST
a great last name. can a divided country come together in president obama's second term? that's ahead as we continue our special coverage of this inauguration weekend. >>> is there such a thing, is there a second term curse? gloria borger is back with us along with a couple guys who saw their guy sworn in for two terms. let's talk about second terms. paul, i want to start with you first. your president came before his so we'll go in order and gloria can interrupt at any moment. >> i will. >> look, your president, bill clinton, had a great economy and then the monica lewinsky scandal and impeachment came along. and his agenda went off the tracks. your president, the opposition to the iraq war was growing. he won re-election but it kept growing and katrina came along and it undermined his second term. what lesson did you learn from a second term that could help this president? >> well, the president's problem was personal, not policy -- >> there are so many inappropriate things i could think to answer that question. >> but it's a completely different thing for that reason. but --
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
sunday. but as we pointed out here, crabtree has not been charged. >> ama: president obama has officially begun his second term, taking the oath of office to serve the country for another four years. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i will faithfully execute. >> i will faithty cite. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability... >> the president took the oath in a private ceremony in the white house, required to take place on this day under the constitution. tomorrow he'll do it again in a public ceremony on the national mall. final preparations are underway for the big public oath. the parade, and two inaugural balls. a member of the presidential inaugural committee says it can be daunting job. >> you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> ama: the inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday. the kid held an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katy perry. our coverage of the inauguration begins t
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
back and look that the speech there is very real room for president obama now to say to the country, these are the things that will are left undone that we, together, must find a way to do >> michael, as a speechwriter first, who would you look at to kind of -- who's analogous at this point for president obama and his speechwriters to look back. just tell us, first you and then don, how do you write that sentence that gets engraved, you know know, on some granite somewhere 50 years from now? >> this is the most formal of all the speeches the president gives. you are trying for high rhetoric in a speech like this they don't all succeed. 16 second infalling in ras, not too many of them are memorable, except the most memorable in american history. >> the ones michael and i worked on. >> yes, of course. >> i do think that you can't really write for granite. you write where is this moment in the broad context of american history and the great purposes of american history? and i think the president does need to address, in a forthright manner, the profound political polarization in our so
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Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
. you think where the country was ten years ago, where barack obama was three years ago. so that's quite a departure. but i do think the climate change and mention of the word equality, seven mentions of the word equality. that's about building middle class wages. so that was implicit in a lot of the speeches. >> it is fascinating, that president obama, people of the united states that the issues he talked about, quality of wages, full gay rights and same-sex marriage have really come so far. they are so much less controversial than they were four years ago. i think one line that i think captured the speech was, my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it and we do it together. trying to capsulate what he said, i think that to me was -- >> looking out going secretary, secretary of treasurer timothy geithner. i'm curious what mark said about expectations for moments like this, not only for the speech but for this moment. this recalibration of our american trajectory. am i overstating that? >> probably. i got caught up in it. >> a little bit like oscar night
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. rand paul said we don't like kings in this country. we don't like kings and king obama the first signed an executive order today, okay. that is countermanning the second amendment. is he going to be impeached? s but there are people calling for that? >> there are people calling for it and it won't happen. >> stephen: clinton was. >> that was entirely different. >> stephen: that wasn't executive over reach it was under reach. >> if you know what i mean. it was not clear who was reaching for whom in that case. >> stephen: i understand. that's how he got off. [ laughter ] in more ways than one. all right. so -- [ laughter ] -- you covered -- there one of these presidents that you covered that you like more than others that impress youed you me than other? >> they all had different qualities. >> stephen: oh, come on! there's got be. you are the most evenhanded person in the world. >> i'm fascinated by people who first of all get into the arena and run successfully for the presidency of united states, make them an historic figure, occupy the most powerful office in the world. it takes
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
and fought by france with help from the u.s. and others in the neighboring african country in mali . president obama, the words sounded like a preview. we will continue to work with our partners, to combat the scourge of terrorism in that region. more to come, harris. >> you answered my second part of the question of what happens now. we look forward to hearing. >>> and jerl sits next to mali. the pentagon answered calls from france to help fight. but now african leaders france wants them to fight to take over for the french forces to root out terrorist in mali, it seems like they need money, plan ammunition among them. the u.s. has been giving intelience information and logistical support to the french. the french war planes are bombing the rebel bases. the intervention started last week. >> here at home debate over gun control heating up. second for -- support for the second amendment. pro gun groups are urging americans to show up at gun stores and ranges to show support for gun ownership. brand new fox polling show overwhelming support. the last fox news poll only 28 percent of
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00am EST
washington this morning. where in just a few hours the country will watch as barack obama's inaugurated for a second term as president of the united states. i want to bring in brett o'donnell. he was the messaging director for john mccain's 2008 presidential campaign. in the last election cycle he worked for both the bachmann and romney campaigns. my first question, how does it feel being a republican right now with all of these democrats surrounding you and are you attending any of the events? >> i actually am. i'm going to the swearing in ceremony. i wish we were inaugurating our candidate. today is about being an american, the peaceful transition of power and unity. i'll watch to listen to the president and see what he has to say. >> the president's first team was marked by a lot of battles with republicans. with congress in particular. and so do you think going into his second term that that will change? >> well, i hope it does. i hope that the president will begin to move toward the center so that he can work together with republicans to really accomplish the things tha
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Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
country. and the reaction, the obama administration, my god, the nra has lost its mind to even suggest such a thing. lou: it is interesting because just by coincidence, i was in israel when the new town shooting took place, and the next morning hours touring the facility where they train security guards for their schools. they put those guards in after that school shooting in the 1970 and worked. in this country after columbine president clinton got funding for the cops in school programs which pays for many of those two. : thousand police. in other localities, private firms, and school boards volunteers provide security. why was it a smart idea when the israelis did it and a reasonable idea when bill clinton endorsed it and the insane idea when we suggested it? the fact is that america's parents want their kids protected, and there are two real basic problems here. what is the breakdown of our mental health system. almost all of these shooters are people he should not be allowed to possess any firearm. we have been urging for years the people who have been adjudicated to be po
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party after the gore defeat? in 2004, who was leader of the party? nobody even heard of barack obama? what you have is a changing country. >> whenever a party loses a presidential election i understand that but what i think you are overlooking is countries change in 12 years. the minority vote is much more substantial. the younger americans are not engaged. they don't really pay attention. and they are going on whim and they are going on trend. the media is much more rabidly pro-left now than it was. three things have changed. and i agree whenever a party wins, they're going to take some momentum into the next year. i think it's changed america now. >> i think you are wrong. every time a party loses you get a book coming out saying the permanent republican majority. the permanent liberal majority. nothing in the country is permanent. what's important to remember is this republicans republicansn a beating. liberalism i think we would agree, which is all tax and all spend will not work he or she stein once said if something can't go on it won't go on it will stop. it all stopped in eur
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Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST
are missing in obama's inner circle. then, women are binge drinking more. behind the headlines: the country's newest female governor: new hampshire's maggie hassan. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, cabinet concerns. president obama is catching flak for his first few cabinet nominations for his second term -- that for leaving out women and persons of color, especially after women voters secured his victory in last fall's election. although president obama wanted to nominate susan rice as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, so far he's appointed men to head up the departments of state, treasury, and defense. and the high-profile position of cia director also went to a male. long time friend of this show, h,lda salis surprised everyone by announcing her resignation this week. do would care how many women and women of color in the cabinet. >> the diversity of this nation. this is a president that said that that is important to him, he's lived up to it i believe he will do it in
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Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm EST
event for the entire country. president barack obama's second inauguration. >> you can just see the beautiful picture behind us. so much going on around the nation's capital this weekend. cnn you can be sure is covering it all. parades, concerts, and religious services all of it leading up to the big main event, president obama's inauguration ceremony coming up on monday highlights of that event, the swearing in, of course, and the inaugural speech. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me to talk more about this. first of all, let's talk about the speech. i understand that the president's still working on it. so what are the themes? what's the focus? >> he is still working on it. he'll be doing tweaks till the last minute. right now he's doing some major tweaks and he's been writing this during the day in the oval office but also at night after sasha and malia go to bed as well as his wife goes to bed. he has time alone in the residence to work on it. some of the major themes and we just learned this from dan lothian who covers the white house. this is sort of the fact tha
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Jan 20, 2013 8:00am PST
to go in president obama's first term. we have a new snapshot of the way americans view the country right now. john king is here with his magic wall. what do you see? >> as the president prepares to take that oath, are the american people with him as he heads into a second term? how do they feel about this? our brand-new poll shows this, people think things are going well in the country. 51% say badly. you see a divided country here and you think, wow, that is not a bad number for the president. when he took office, remember the finance crisis. as the president takes his oath for the second term. this is the high water mark. haf of americans think things are going well. >> let's go to wolf. >> thanks, anderson. kate balduan is with us today. why the president is doing this today and tomorrow. >> i got this question from many people. this decision was made because this official inauguration date, january 20th falls on a sunday. the constitution requires the president to take the oath today. all the public festaveties are being saved for tradition. >> you're watching what's going on c
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
tremendously persuasive. i don't think his advocacy of obama care and the health care bill supports that. >> it did pass. >> it did pass with chicanery but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members so we'll find out. you saw by putting up the statements from some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and al
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Jan 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
obama's second inaugural speech on monday? >> you know, if you think back four years ago, the country was full of hope. it was a real celebration. it was an historic moment. we were maturitying our first african-american president. there was a sense that they were on the verge of a great time of hope. things are definitely different now. we've got a divided country. it's a less historic moment. we got a lot of folks still looking for jobs and can't find them. we've got partisan politics and a paralyzed congress. and i think the president faces a real challenge of trying to unite americans, trying to move beyond the partisan divide, trying to communicate with those who didn't vote for him that he understands that he's also their president. >> arthel: with that laundry list of hurdles and in mind, it is a laundry list and you highlighted them quite well, but here is the deal w that in mind, is president obama's second inaugural speech a bigger challenge then than the first one? >> absolutely. the funny part is, i can't remember a single line from his first inaugural address. but i can r
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
birthday was yesterday and we'll celebrate monday the same day as obama's inauguration. it signifies how dr. king's activism was not just geared towards racial injustice but every bit as much towards social justice as well. while our country has made significant strides in racial equality it very. soften seemsoften it seems we're going the opposite way against poverty with nearly 50 million people now living at or beneath poverty. carrying the torch and renewing the battle against poverty is television and radio host author, activist tavis smily. now tavis's goal is to reduce poverty in half in ten years and completely eradicate it in 25. while that may seem like an impossible goal, let's remember another quote from dr. king. we must accept finite disappointment but never loss infinite hope. now joining me now is host of tavis smily on pbs and the tavis smily show on public radio international. >> thank you. >> why are we going the wrong way against poverty in this country? >> the elite number one. they also don't contribute to the campaigns of the level of the elite. and thirdly the
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
multiple times. just a day after thousands of gun owners rallied in state capitals across this country. the campaign was organized to push back against the drive by president obama to reign in gun violence in this country. david kerley is at the white house tonight. >> reporter: a scramble at a gun show. dozens run in raleigh, after a shot gun is accidentally fired. three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two more injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere. >> hey, we finally made it in! >> reporter: calling it "guns across america," supporters turned out at rallies and gun shows, opposing the president's plan. >> tell americans they can't have something, they're going to go out and get it. >> reporter: gun control was not on the president's second-term agenda until what he called, the worst day of his presidency when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. >> protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: th
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
now of the first family marking today's national day of service. people all over the country are doing the same thing the obamas are doing right now, volunteering in their community on this martin luther king holiday weekend. this national day of service going on here on the national mall where the president is -- it's an elementary school. >> it is an elementary school here in washington. i believe he's doing a little bit similar to his service project last time around four years ago because i believe he had a paint brush in his hand that time. but it looks like he's helping -- what i've seen so far, helping to complete an overhaul of a school in washington, d.c. he has some very good volunteers. i believe they are with city year and they're working to, you know, maybe do a little painting, a little varnishing of a bookcase, john. >> it is the burrville elementary school in northeast washington there. i have to say mrs. obama sporting a little more form than the president painting that bookcase. >> she also has a pair of gloves. maybe he's worried about getting dirty. we lost th
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
kind of symbolize what the moment means for the country. and it is a very good way to connect. president obama has obviously had unprecedented success in getting the artists to record for him. >> it is a diverse group of artists, from pop to country, to r & b, what does it say? >> it says everything, look at the kids' concert, aimed at the military audience. and you have the hip-hop asian band, the first that really topped the charts in the u.s. and then you have usher and katie perry, who is kind of the new queen of pop. and the soul searchers from chicago. this is kind of the obama coalition, this is the new power in this country, of this coming together. >> i think we'll hear from far east movement. they played a role in the campaign, as well, if you will remember. >> far east movement was a hip-hop band that really gained a huge amount of grass roots, organic support for the president with a fantastic video called "for all". >> you see the nationals baseball team, the former -- late president, shall we say? >> this is the tradition at the nationals baseball game, to fill i
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 1:00pm PST
. reagan made the country feel good about itself, and i think that is an element that president obama has. the people that believe in his agenda, believe in him, believe in what he's been able to accomplish. there's a parallel of how they connect to that president, and i think that that is the parallel between reagan and president obama. these folks right here, these wage earners, these middle class answerers, they know that guy in that limousine is their guy. they know that he cares about them, and there is an emotional connection. >> the presidential reviewing stand there out in front of the white house. i am rachel maddow here from our location at the newseum. chris matthews is taking over our coverage now of the inaugural parade along with martin bashir. he will see you again at 9:00 eastern. all our prime time shows will be live. this is going to be a very fun day and a very fun night. this is msnbc's coverage of the second inauguration of president barack obama. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at
LINKTV
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
. president barack obama has been speaking out about his country's debt crisis and also outlined the details of new gun control legislation. >> republicans have two choices. how they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. you can count on that the things i have said in the past, the belief we have to have stronger background checks and we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity of the hands of folks that should not have them. the assault weapons ban is meaningful and those of the things i continue to believe make sense. will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. >> welcome back. these of the stories making headlines. france is sending more troops to end terrorists linked troubles. the united nations i
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
, ask what you can do for you country. >> president obama has learned many lessons from the predecessors including what to put in a speech, but has he learned any lessons from his own past speeches? we have and we will share that with you later this hour. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics. erone. there, i said it. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large incr
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
he will not get in a fight over this country's debt limit. i'm bob redell. that story coming up. >>> plus, has apple lost its cool? we'll take a look in business news. >>> in a surprise move today, president obama holding his very last news conference of his first term. he used the encounter to address the debt ceiling debate soon to be heating up on capitol hill. bob redell joining us live from the newsroom with the latest details on president obama's speech. good morning. >> good morning, jon. president obama used his final news conference of his first term to demand that congress raise this country's debt limit, warning lawmakers not to play politics with, quote, the full and faith credit of the united states. the treasury department says the u.s. has until march to increase the nation's borrowing limit. otherwise, the country will likely default on its loans. republicans do not seem to be in the mood to negotiate after compromising on the so-called fiscal cliff last month. the gop says it will only raise the debt limit if there are equal dollar for dollar cuts in spending. o
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 8:00am PST
president obama will announce tomorrow his plans for gun control in this country, including according to the "washington post," an assault weapons ban and some limits on the number of cartridges that can be held in magazines. that's according to "the washington post," those to be announced tomorrow. we are going to hear the official announcement of the timing of the white house announcement when the presidential press secretary steps to the microphone there in the brady press briefing room. that is scheduled for any minute now. we'll keep an ear on it and let you know if there is news coming out of it. jenna: as washington debates really what to do about gun violence one school district accelerating its plans to arm school guards, plans it had in mays well before the connecticut shooting tragedy. the butler school district in western pennsylvania is hardly alone when it comes to having an armed security presence on school grounds. again they are carrying out plans they made in the past. chief political correspondent carl cameron is live from butler, pennsylvania with more. how is the com
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
from around the country who the white house says wrote letters to president obama in the wake of the newtown tragedy, expressing their concern about gun violence and school safety along with their parents, he's going to have them there in the background, we believe, when he makes his announcement on what he intends to push for on the gun control issue. we're going to have a fair and balanced debate on this right after this break. plus, a high school principal is face ago growing backlash after trying to reach out to students with a video that he says was meant as a parody. how his spoof of a popular hollywood movie may wind up costing him his job. and mug shot madness, this is our favorite one, remember this one? it has a bottom half. do you remember that? we used to do that on america's news room every year, did the best of kelly's court. in any event, this is a viral mug shot and now there's a laws against websites that post mugshots like this. we explain why plaintiff's claim, this is not one of the plaintiffs that they're essentially being exploited for trying to legally clear th
FOX News
Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
including u.s. ambassador. we'll tell you which country was targeted this time. as president obama gets ready to kick off the second term, some of his top cabinet picks could face a tough battle. how much political capital the president has to get to get them confirmed. the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch
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